Saved by the Garden™
Many have asked about the inspiration behind Saved by the Garden: Garden Journeys.
Several years ago, after experiencing a cluster of life-changing events, I began to feel distressed and that led me to take a Stress Inventory. The results showed that I had a 50% chance of a major health breakdown within the next two years. That realization grabbed my attention quickly. With a family to care for, a career and other commitments, I knew it was important to neutralize the stress. But how?
As a life-long gardener, I’ve always had a passion for being out-of-doors and amongst nature, but the feeling went from passion, to an overwhelming desire to venture out and immerse myself in garden spaces, why? Because while in gardens and nature settings, I felt the stress melt-away. I then sought out gardens spaces whenever and wherever I could, chronicling each adventure.
Thus began a joyful, restorative journey through both public and private gardens throughout the U.S. and inspired the program “Saved by the Garden: Tales of a Gardener’s Journey”.
As a program participant, you will experience virtual, rewarding strolls through remarkable public and private gardens throughout the United States and beyond. You will view breathtaking gardens and learn about their special features and surprising exhibits. You’ll hear some unexpected tales, and history along with each garden’s therapeutic and restorative benefits and the science behind them. Come join me, I’d love to share some of my favorite garden spaces with you.